The Sustainable Shipping Initiative are proud to be a supporting organisation of The PartnerSHIP project.

The PartnerSHIP project is a global initiative aimed at creating awareness of the shipping industry by building, educating and fundraising via a virtual online ship. The virtual ship will combine all major merchant ship types as a unique generic design providing a platform to showcase the vast arrays of technologies available and used in today’s merchant fleet.

The two-year project will continuously develop providing a practical online tool for educating the next generation. Additionally, the project hopes to raise £1 million to support a variety of causes.

Currently the shipping industry is virtually invisible to the general public, even though 90% of goods are transported by ship. This lack of awareness has contributed to a decrease in the younger generation taking up maritime careers, especially in Engineering. This has been highlighted in the SSI’s Roadmap to 2040 and must be addressed by the industry.

By supporting projects like the PartnerSHIP we believe that we can take innovative steps to inspire younger generations and demonstrate the varying options and the innovative technologies that are used within the shipping industry.

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About the Sustainable Shipping Initiative

The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) is an independent charity, comprised of ambitious leaders spanning the whole shipping value chain from charterers and ship owners, to ship yards, class societies and technology companies.

The SSI’s objective is to make sustainability mainstream; working with its members and other shipping stakeholders to create a more environmentally responsible, socially conscious, safer, accountable, and more economically profitable industry.  One that is truly sustainable by 2040, as outlined in its Vision.

The SSI was founded by global sustainability non-profit organisation Forum for the Future in conjunction with WWF, the global conservation NGO and a number of leading shipping industry companies. Forum for the Future and WWF remain as SSI NGO members.